Shorten Family History

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Shorten Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartáin, a variant of Soirtéil (see Shortell).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shortell, Short, Horten, Shurden, Holten, Slotten, Shorter, Soren

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Shorten Family Origin

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Shorten Family Occupations

What did your Shorten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shorten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shorten's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shorten. A less common occupation for the Shorten family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shorten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shorten Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Shorten ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Shorten Life Expectancy

What is the average Shorten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, Shorten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shorten in 1960 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shorten ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Shorten Family

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